DENVER – A spike in requests for background checks on firearms buyers in Colorado has overwhelmed the system that businesses use to track how long the checks will take.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation's online wait-time clock for background checks tops out at 99 hours and 59 minutes. The Denver Post reports the wait is now more than 100 hours, leaving potential buyers to guess on exact wait times.
Add this to the recent news about the NICS check being overwhelmed, and one thing becomes glaringly obvious: Any talks about "gun control" are being taken very seriously by those of us that value our freedom, and we are voting with our pocketbooks and wallets.Try to pass legislation that will only affect the good, law-abiding people - like magazine restrictions or cosmetic bans - and we will vote at the ballot box in 2014.
You do have to wonder about just how tone-deaf this administration is. Here we are, in the middle of a recession that shows no sign of improvement, and they want to kill off the only segment of business that's shown any signs of life. Millions of law-abiding gun owners are legally purchasing firearms, and the only solution they have for school shootings - a statistically insignificant (albeit heart-rending) portion of crimes committed with firearms - is to reinstate a failed ban on cosmetic features on firearms? This is the best they can do?
It amazes me that they are allowed to get away with pushing this same old tired agenda, it really does. The measures that have been floated so far - even the outlandish ones like a complete ban and confiscation - are not going to even vaguely address the real problem, yet these politicians are unchallenged. I don't expect the media to point out that 3 X 10 round magazines are functionally identical to 1 X 30 round, but I would like to see someone ask why a politician is proposing another "Assault Weapons Ban" when: a) We can't even define what makes a firearm an "Assault Weapon" and b) the rifle used in the Newtown shooting was a ban-compliant rifle.
Then again, as a wise man has said, gun control is what you do instead of something.
That is all.
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